Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

An expanding collection of inscriptions, papyri, and other sources in translation (run by Philip A. Harland)

[79] Dedication to the Hero Manimazos by Banqueters (imperial era) Odessos - Scythia and Moesia

Odessos (Scythia and Moesia, Danube and Black Sea areas — Pleiades map), imperial era
AGRW 79 = IGBulg I 77(2) = AÉ (1928), no. 146 = PHI 167955 = AGRW ID# 3715
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1153


The inscription appears below a relief. Correction to AGRW book: The book version of this inscription interpreted θυνεῖται as a reference to "tuna-fishermen"; a more likely possibility is that θυνεῖται is a misspelling of θοινεῖται (cf. IGBulg I² 78(3)), namely "banqueters."

This was dedicated to the Hero Manimazos.  The banqueters of Hermas who are gathered around the priest (hiereus) Eptaikenthes son of Asiatikos did this when Theodotos son of Herakon and Zenis son of Posidonios were supervisors (epimelētai).

Translation by: Ascough

Ἥρωι Μανιμαζωι θυνεῖται Ἑρμᾶν|τος οἱ περὶ τὸν ἱερέα Επταικενθον | Ἀσιατικοῦ διὰ ἐπιμελητῶν Θεοδό|του Ἡράκωνος καὶ Ζῆνι Ποσιδωνίου.

Item added: October 2, 2012
Item modified: October 1, 2020
ID number: 3715
Short link address:

Leave a Question, Comment or Correction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *